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contract. he and the mlb are stalled about the kind of suspension he's willing to accept. as early as today the mlb was expected to suspend a rod and others suspected of using performance enhancing drugs from that biogenesis company. a rod will play tonight and tomorrow. it looks like monday is the new deadline. >>> here's this morning's first look at scrambled politics. apparently in texas when you stand up you better be prepared to pay up. republicans there want state senator wendy davis to cough up the cost for last month's special session. a republican says davis should reimburse taxpayers since it was her filibuster that forced lawmakers to come back. >>> a new poll spells struggle for senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. it is still 15 months before they go to the polls but it shows allyson lundergan grimes leading the polls by 1%. both results fall within the margin of error. >> new jersey governor chris christie, he is reaching into the deep pockets of casino billionaire, sheldon adelson. last night fund-raiser was for the governor's re-election efforts and not a potential 2016 b
may not cave to major league baseball. the talks between rodriguez and mlb, they've stalled with a rod resisting the length of that suspension and the fact that it may cost him the portion of the $100 million that's still left on his contract. a rod came to the negotiating table after mlb said it was considering a lifetime ban. he said he had no connection to the biogenesis plan. he's expected to return to the field for a rehab game for the trenton thunder. >>> highlights, red sox coming off a 15 inning walk off win. last night they were down by five runs going into the ninth against the mariners. impossible? not in boston. sox would load the bases for shane victorino. look at that. he punches through the second baseline. two runs later, jonny gomes will tie the game with a base hit up the middle. bases loaded, still one out, daniel nava had a chance to win it. >> nava hits it in the air to center field. deep and far and that ball's going to win and be the red sox have an amazing come-from-behind victory in what turns out to be a magical night for fenway. >> the red sox have a major le
returns to the majors. at my noon, the mlb is expected to ban a-rod through the 2014 season for his alleged connections to a florida clinic that administered performance-enhancing drugs. despite that, manager joe girardi confirmed a-rod will play his first game tonight. jay gray is live outside the yankees stadium in the bronx. what's the sequence of events we might expect to see today? >> reporter: good morning. outside yankee stadium. relatively quiet as major league baseball gets ready to break its silence. here's the front page of "the post." just go it says. fans ban a-rod, just accept the ban and go. today we'll find out how long he'll have to go for. here's how it's supposed to work out. about noon, as you talked about, the commissioner will announce his decision. there are a dozen to 14 players involved in this, but a-rod will get the most substantial suspension, according to sources that have spoke with nbc sports. most of the players getting 50-game bans. that will remove them from play for the rest of this season. a-rod through the 2014 season, the reason why major league
games. for a-rod, this is technically a first offense, but his penalty clearly much more severe. mlb explained saying based on his use and possession of numerous forms of performance-enhancing drug including testosterone over the course of multiple years. the league also added a-rod, quote, covered up his violations of the program by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the office of the commissioners investigation. a-rod has never actually failed an mlb drug test but admitted to using performance-enhancing drug from 2001 to 2003 before playering were tested. if his appeal fails, he's still owed $61 million on his contract when he comes back in 2015. by the way, the yankees and a-rod return to the bronx on friday. ticket sales already popping 10%. >>> one of most iconic publications in the history of journalist the "washington post" has a new owner. jeff bezos, the man who founded amazon.com, will take the reigns maying paying $250 million for it. the chairman said no one should be sad except for him. >> we knew we could keep "the post" alive. but our as
's attorney coming forward and alleging problems by the yankees and mlb. >> both the yankees and the mlb never want alex rodriguez on the field again. >> reporter: and tacopina says this mri shows a tear on his left hip. >> the amazing part of that, that was never shared with alex rodriguez at the time. he was sent off to play. >> when you say it wasn't shared, what do you mean? >> he wanted told about it. >> reporter: given clearance to play by the yankees when he was hurt. he also alleges yankee's president made it clear to the doctor he did not want rodriguez back. >> what dr. llevine said to dr.y in so many words, i would rather alex never step on the field again. >> reporter: do you know the words? >> i understand a word not fit for television. >> and a statement mmlb said this is being used to distract people from the real issues. >> you understand some of these lawyers are in the midst of some. best lawyers in new york city. >> reporter: as an attorney you know it's a very simple statement, my client did not use performance-enhancing drugs. >> because there is a confidentiality clause.
are your sources or people in the mlb circle saying about this, whether, you know, what he says has any truth? >> yeah. there might be some traction to that. you know, for every 50 games a-rod gets suspended, the yankees sustain $7 million. you can do the math. 215 games for the suspension, the yankees say, clear over $30 million for that suspension and that's why people are suggesting to a-rod, yankees in major league baseball saying ban for life. suspend him for as long as possible saving money with him off the field and the suspension, you're suspended without pay. your contract for the time of the suspension is void. so, that's another reason a-rod is saying they were conspireing with major league baseball to keep him off the field to save money if he's not playing. >> all right. andy sholes, thank you for being with us. if you want more information on this and the pending game that a-rod is scheduled to play in tomorrow, go to bleacherreport.com. thanks so much, andy. appreciate it. >> no problem. >>> a big story we're following today, 22 u.s. embassies and consulates closed. ameri
noon today the mlb is expected to ban a-rod through the 2014 season for alleged connections to a florida clinic that administered performance-enhancing drugs. joe girardi confirmed a-rod will play his first game of the season tonight at the chicago white sox. jay gray has more on the mlb announcement. >> reporter: we expect the announcement around noon. a-rod not the only player involved here. we expect 12 to 14 major leaguers will receive suspensions. most of those 50-game suspensions which will have them banned for the rest of the season. for a-rod it looks like more than 200 games, through the 2014 season, they say because of evidence that shows he used performance-enhancing drugs for at least three seasons and then tried to interfere with the investigation into biogenesis, that anti-aging clinic that is allegedly provided these major league players with the performance-enhancing drugs. a-rod has said he will continue to fight any suspension and that he will join the team in chicago and play tonight during an appeal. it looks like that, in fact, will be the case. it looks
tonight. as the embattled third baseman has vowed to fight his suspension. when we return, former mlb stars will join us live from the mlb studi studios, for the latest tonight. he accused me of being controlled by fear and hate and called me a little chicken man. little chicken man himself is gutless and doesn't have the guts to come on the program and defend his tweets as he hides behind his rock 'n' roll make-up. >>> also, a bus beating is caught on tape. you can cast your vote, video of the day, option number two. freak mechanical error caused an unlucky bowler a perfect game. ouch! >> looking for perfection. 300. >> long ball. did you see that? the middle of this special moment and i need to run off to the bathroom. ♪ i'm fed up with always having to put my bladder's needs ahead of my daughter. ♪ so today, i'm finally talking to my doctor about overactive bladder symptoms. [ female announcer ] know that gotta go feeling? ask your doctor about prescription toviaz. one toviaz pill a day significantly reduces sudden urges and accidents, for 24 hours. if you have certain stomach
punishment mlb sends their way. according to espn, a-rod's representatives are negotiating a settlement with major league baseball that could land him a lengthy suspension, mlb reportedly wants a-rod to sit out a minimum the rest of this year and next year. the yankee slugger has been reportedly shown volume of evidence. sources said mlb also has evidence that a-rod attempted to obstruct their investigation. that's the main reason they're looking at punishing him with a lifetime ban. >>> riley cooper apologized yesterday after video surfaced of him using a racial slur. >> i'm disgusted and i'm sorry. that's not the type of person i was. i wasn't raised that way. i have a great mom and dad at home. and, they're extremely, extremely disappointed in me. >> they fined him an undisclosed amou amount. >>> the pro bowl as we know it is no more. no longer the afc versus the nfc. they'll have a draft to determine the two teams. jerry rice and deion sanders will help pick the two sides. the game will also have plenty of rule changes, such as no kickoffs and possession changing after each quarter.
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a deal. m.l.b. has to have something right. i think they have probably everything right. just a second, bill. m.l.b., they were trying to have a, you know, this deal with a-rod. m.l.b. says he obstructed the investigation. that is a very big deal. and, of course, a-rod, if he was a biogenesis boy to the max and using this stuff for several years, my goodness, is baseball going to get serious or not? are they going to send a message not just around the league but to kids that their role models are going to be caught? this is a major watershed for major league baseball. i think it's terrific what they're doing and i think a-rod deserves the brunt of all of this. >> bill rhoden, go ahead. you know i love you, christine. this is not about lifetime achievement. this is not a lifetime achievement award. this is about this specific penalty. this is about this specific incident. it's not about everything else. you know, you go back to that list, about four or five years ago there were 99 people on a list, supposedly people who flunkedded the test. the only name, the only name that came out was
, alex rodriguez, who will likely be punched out by the mlb for 214 games. but the story doesn't end there. it appears a-rod will appeal his suspension, allowing him to continue playing during that process. that means we're probably in for an extra innings affair here, and he's in chicago today expecting to be in the lineup, even with the longest non-lifetime ban in baseball's history anning over his head because, as many yankees fans have grown accustomed to in these last few years, it appears a-rod plans on going down swinging. katy tur is in chicago. the yankees will be back in the bronx later this weekend. will a-rod? >> reporter: i don't know. that's the big question. a lot of fans say they do want him to come back. the yankees are struggling. they don't have jeter right now. they need a big name in there to help them along. there are others who say he's a cheater, that he should get thrown out. a-rod doesn't have a lot of love even out here. he, in some respects, hasn't been clenched when he's needed to be. he hasn't been so lovable. in a lot of ways, he's a player people love
rodriguez, he stepped on the field and received that not so warm welcome. now, the mlb is suspending rodriguez without pay for the remaining 211 games through the 2014 season amid allegations about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. earlier today before suiting up for the game against the white sox, rodriguez and the yankees held a press conference tachl. a take a look at what the embattled third baseman had to say. >> i'm not saying anything about mlb or anything that's going on. i'm saying this is a process, this is america, you have the opportunity to defend yourself, and i think the process, like all americans, will have the opportunity to defend ourselves in a due process, and i think that's what we'll have today and i'll have my day. >> the 38-year-old also vowed to repeal and fight the suspension, and with a repeal, he remains eligible to play until a decision is reached. he did admit a year ago that he used performance-enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003, but he has repeatedly denied using them since then. fox's own adam hounsley. adam, what do you got? >> it's been quite
. newspapers slammed him, calling him a dope and dammed yankee. what a bum. remember the mlb disciplined these other 12 players yesterday, but rodrigez is the only one appealing his suspension, which is far worse than the others. joining me are former major leaguers harold reynolds and billy ripken. welcome to the show. >> thank you. thanks for having us, appreciate it. >> i'll ask you both this question, harold, i'll start with you, he almost has to appeal this because he's 38 years old, 211 games, you wouldn't put on a uniform again until 2015. >> you're right. you look at it from alex's perspective, at 38 he doesn't play ever again if you put him in this situation, where he just says, i'll take the 211 games. you can't sit out this season and next and think you have a chance to play. you look at it from that perspective, i understand why he appealed the whole thing. >> what do you think? >> i agree with that. if you look at a. rod's situation, he goes through this year and into next year, it will be a long time for a guy getting to his age, i don't think there's any doubt about that,
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a permanent ban from baseball. as early as today, the mlb is suspected to suspend a-rod. he is scheduled to play in rehab games tonight and tomorrow. monday could be the new deadline here. >>> heavy rain causing major flooding in northern georgia. more than a half foot of rain fell. it forced firefighters to spend much of the day rescuing trapped residents in that area. bill karins, though, we talked about this earlier. georgia normally a place where you have some nice weather. a lot of sun. not a lot of water. >> usually they complain it's too hot and not enough water. they'll need it in many areas. we talked about fairbanks yesterday. 84 degrees. >> they did it? >> yes, they did. broke the record. 85 there actually. so very impressive. also 67 in anchorage. so it wasn't everywhere. interior alaska has been very high. juneau around 75. fairbanks yesterday, 31 80-plus degree days this summer. breaks the record. also 13th day 85 or above in fairbanks. that also breaks your record. >> what about today? >> 62 right now. interior alaska going up to 84 once again in fairbanks. so they'll add
for us. tracie potts, thank you. >>> alex rodriguez may have avoided a lifetime ban, but the mlb's 211-game suspension has put the player's future in jeopardy. on monday, major league baseball suspended 13 players linked to the biogenesis performance enhancing drug investigation. the league made an example out of a-rod, sidelining him until the 2015 season. rodriguez's his ban is taking effect on august 8th, but he will appeal the suspension, which will allow him to play until a ruling takes place. as he hit the field for the first time this season, yeah, that's what he got. white sox fans saying, well, boo in so many different ways. before the game, rodriguez and the yankees manager joe girardi made it clear a-rod will stay on the roster while he fights for his baseball life. >> i have had two hip surgeries, i've had two knee surgeries, i'm fighting for my life. i have to defend myself. if i don't defend myself, no one else will. there's a process. i'm happy the process, in due time, hopefully, you know, whatever happens, happens. >> i'm joined by deputy sports editor and blogger at "
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are reporting the yankee's third base man is desperately trying to strike a deal with mlb officials. that move will reportedly spare him a lifetime ban for using performance enhancing drugs and trying to cover it up. ainsley earhardt is with us. >> the alex rodriguez saga might be nearing it's climax. he is negotiating a deal with major league baseball. it will result in a lengthy suspension and prevent a lifetime ban something sources say many league officials were pulling for. rodriguez deciding to negotiate after seeing all of the evidence that major degree baseball has against him. the league reportedly has documents proving a rod coerced a witness in the league performance enhancing drugs investigation. there is evidence linking him to an owner of an anti-aging clinic who he bought it. that owner anthony bosch recently decide to do cooperate and provide detailed information from mlb as a way to avoid any legal action. 38-year-old rodriguez admitted to using them in the past but denied taking any after the 2003 season. he has never been suspended by the league for any drug violations and h
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of performance-enhancing drugs. he is firing back at mlb and his own team. cnn's jason carroll sat down with rodriguez' attorney monday. jason great to have you on the show. i have never seen a situation like this in sports or anywhere else. >> there's no love between any of these guys. major league baseball says let it all come out. the rodriguez camp says it is letting it out, at least part of it and they're taking aim at the yankees and major league baseball. the drama playing out on the field, no match for the battle raging off the field. >> both the yankees and mlb never want alex rodriguez on the baseball field again. >> reporter: joe tacopina, alex rodriguez 'lawyer points to this mri and a written diagnosis provided to cnn from october of last year which he says points to a tear in rodriguez' left hip. despite that tear he says rodriguez was cleared to play. >> now, the amazing part of that is that was never shared with alex rodriguez at the time. >> reporter: major league baseball responded by saying, "mr. tacopina continues to avoid the only relevant question. did rodriguez us
.com and mlb on fox, and jeff foster, sports editor for "the wall street journal." thanks for joining us this morning. this is not a happy day for the mlb regardless of a-rod but there are other all-stars being implicated in all this and they face 50-game suspensions. what does this say about major league baseball, jeff? >> i think major league baseball is obviously trying to make a statement here and in many ways they're trying to make alex rodriguez the scapegoat for all this. they have had a lot of problems for steroids for a long time. this goes back to the late '90s. they turn ad blind eye on it for a while and they're trying to catch up to clean up the sport. even after the new drug testing rules it is still an epidemic. kelly: ken, if a-rod faces the kind of suspension we're hearing, he could be suspended for 214 games. is that a equivalent for a lifetime ban for him? he is what, now, 38? he would be 40 by the time the ban would end? would he be able to play? >> very good question. if he sits out this season and next and that obviously will not happen because he is playing through
report it states that a-rod and the mlb, quote, aren't anywhere close to a deal to avoid a lifetime ban for him. sources telling espn if rodriguez does not agree, he will have to fight the league through arbitration and while it's not clear the length of suspension either side would accept, a-rod is said to fight it mainly in an attempt to salvage more than the 100 million dollars on his contract. joining me now is dave briggs of nbcnz@tz sports network. this has a lot of people scratching their heads because if the mlb has the evidence it needs against a-rod and the b biogenesis gajeds why not pull the trig. and deal with it. >> the lifetime ban? >> the lifetime ban and making everybody suffer through there. >> the lifetime ban is a massive overreach. no chance major league baseball gets that. that is like a divorcee asking for the house and the money and the dog. you know you're not going to get it. you know you want that 200-game suspension probably the rest of this year, all of next year. >> his age and his condition isn't that a lifetime ban there? >> it is. you would be coming bac
then that the mlb's announce many comes on the same day that a-rod is slated to make his season debut after several injuries have kept him away from the big leagues for over nine months. yankee outfielder vernon wells summed up the situation saying it should be a bit of a circus. according to the mlb, rodriguez not only abusd banned substances but also tried to destroy evidence once an investigation was under way. in typical achlt rod fashion, a-rod is placing the blame on everyone but a-rod. >> there's more than one party that benefits from me not ever stepping back on the field and that's not my teammates and it is not the yankee fans. when all this stuff is going on in the background and people are finding creative ways to cancel your contract and stuff like that, i think that's concerning. >> the man accused of cheefting claiming he's being cheated out of his $90 million contract. joining me today, washington bureau chief for buzz feed, john stanton, founder and president of the center for social inclusion, maya wiley. from sirius xm, chris "mad dog" ruse sew and benjamin wallace wells. "the ha
and fight until the very end. he has the unions backing as well, saying that the mlb is going to fight vigorously for a-rod in this case. it's a question of how much mlb and bud selig are abusing their powers in terms of finding what some of these abusers are. the 12 others named today took their 50-game suspensions. a-rod is going to appeal. it's the longest suspension for a guy of that magnitude since a guy that was famous around here 100 years ago. joe jury ar dye is going to talk in about an hour or so, about 5:15 central time. >> i want to read you a tweet, ultimately although today will be a day of unfamiliary for major being baseball it's a tremendous step in the right direction for the game we love. do you agree with that? >> i think it's a step in the right direction for what bud selig is trying to do. what he is able to get away with in the court of law is going to be interesting. the union has to do what it thinks it has to do in terms of supporting these players, doing what they need to do from a union standpoint in protecting them. there is all this wondering about whether
and other sports ban its use. the mlb also suspended 12 other players for 50 games. three of those players are former or current all stars. but none is as high profile as alex rodriguez. the three-time american league mvp has earned a whopping $300 million over his career. he is right now fifth on the all-time home run list. a rod also faces the most serious accusations in this scandal by far. we have team fox coverage of today's developments. trace gallagher is live with more on those other 12 players. first, let's get to adam housley. a rod spoke in about the last hour. take us through it if you would. is it is about a half an hour ago. never commented on whether he he took performance enhancing drugs. he summed up the situation like this. >> there is nothing about it has been easy. all of it has been challenging. i'm sure there has been mistakes made along the way. we're here now. i'm a human being. i have had two hip surgeries. i have had two knee surgeries. i'm fighting for my life. i have to defend myself. if i don't defend myself, no one else will. >> right before that his manager h
allowed to suit up for the yanks as he repeals his 211 game suspension. mlb says he violated the basic agreement. a-rod is of course accused of using performance-enhancing drugs oz peds and trying to obstruct the investigation of the biogenesis firm where he supposedly got them. at a pregame press conference, he told us how hard his life is. his incredibly comfortable drefnled in wealth difficult life but he did not deny using peds. >> for the last seven months, has been a nightmare. >> like i said, i think we'll have a chance to discuss all of that and we'll talk about it then. >> john: once he got up to bat, the fans this chicago let him know their verdict. >> alex rodriguez. [crowd booing] >> john: our next guest says though we may be missing part of the story. very important part. dave zirin joins us from d.c., the sports editor for "the nation," he's also the author of "game over" has politics has turned the sports world upside down. mr. zirin, welcome back. >> great to be here, john. >> john: thank you so much. you've said there is a real hypocrisy surrounding baseball. can you e
: rodriguez's attorney says he'll fight any suspensions handed down by the mlb. before joining the yankees in 2004 alex rodriguez admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs while he was playing with the texas rangers between 2001 and 2003. anne-marie? >> thank you. marlie hall. >>> bottle services. the postal service looks add delivering booze to help its bottomline. >>> up next, a depraved kidnapper gets his punishment. we'll hear emotional testimony from one of his victims. this is the "cbs morning news." so do tire swings! this is our ocean spray cran-lemonade. it's good, old-fashioned lemonade. only better! whoa! [ splash! ] ocean spray cran-lemonade. a bold twist on an old favorite. so ditch the brown bag for something better. like our bacon ranch quesadillas or big mouth burger bites, served with soup or salad, and fries. starting at just 6 bucks, at chili's. whoever said and fetch is just a game,k never experienced the happiness of loving a pet. that's why, at petsmart, we go above and beyond. with hundreds of new products coming soon for a brand new shopping experience. petsmart
for allegedly using and pauses possessing performance-enhancing drugs and according to mlb commission bud selig interfering with the investigation. and before the game, rodriguez addressed the allegations. >> i'm fighting for my life. i have to defend myself, if i don't defend myself, no one else will. >> reporter: rodriguez will face his home team fans on friday. following would more games in chicago, he will be allowed to keep playing while his appeal is pending. some baseball fans in cicago say they chose the silent treatment last night. >> to keep going on that gives him attention. >> reporter: 12 other players were also disciplined but their suspensions only extended through 50 games. rodriguez will be 40 years old when he's able to return to baseball if his suspension holds. as the highest paid player in the sport, he could lose out on more than $30 million. rodriguez's suspension starts on thursday. the appeal process could take several months. now rodriguez at yesterday's news conference would not deny using performance-enhancing drugs. he said when the time is right, he will address th
are talking about. alex rodriguez may have avoided a lifetime ban, but the mlb's suspension has put the player's future in jeopardy. major league baseball suspended 13 players linked to the performance enhancing drug investigation. the league made an example. out of a-rod sidelining him until the 2015 season. rodriguez's ban is to take effect on august 8th, but he'll appeal the suspension which will allow him to play until a ruling takes place. so white sox fans greeted a-rod with relentless boos and in a news conference before the game, both rodriguez and the yankees manager made it clear that a-rod will stay on the roster while he fights for his baseball life. >> i have had two hip surgeries, two knee surgeries, i'm fight ing for my life. i have to defend myself. if i don't defend myself, no one else will. there's a process. i'm happy to process in due time. hopefully whatever happens happens, happens. >> let's get more on the suspensions. i'm joined by a sports writer for think progress. good morning, travis. thanks for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> people have criticized th
until the end of the calendar year. mlb declined comment but the head of the players union said the suspension is way out of line. the yacnkees in chicago trying o avoid a three game sweep. rivera blows a save. the game is tied at 4-4. go to the 12th. one run lead. diaza, that is a walkoff triple. the white sox get the win and the series. 11 1/2 game behind the first place red sox, mr. barnicle. beat the astros on stephen drew's home run. >> a-rod only has 54 more games to go to break joe dimaggio's record. he got hits in two straight games. >> let's keep an eye on that. barnicle is mondaying toing our joe dimaggio-a-rod hit streak. >>> top of the eighth, game tied at three. jason hayward. single for the rbi. braves up one. bottom of the nine. braves up three. nats threatening with bases loaded. wilson romos, lines out. pretty well hit. braves make it 13 in a row. it's all because of the waffle house. 15 1/2 games off the second place nationals. the cleveland, tigers looking for a win. after striking out first three at bats, cabrera doesn't strike out on that one. detroit has a
would not be reviewable, and officials at mlb headquarters, not the on-field umpiring crew, would make the final ruling. the plan needs the approval of 75% of the owners as well as the players and umpires unions. >>> in san diego last night it looked like we might need video review assistance. in the third inning rene rivera hits a fly ball but he leaps along the wall. he slaps the ball back along the top of the fence and back into play. it's ruled a triple and not a home run. meanwhile, new york's ace zack wheeler keeps the padres in check with 12 strikeouts as the mets win, 4-1. >>> a sigh of relief for new england patriots fans. tom brady was back at practice on thursday, one day after injuring his knee. the star quarterback took part in the team's walk-through and looked okay in dropping back and passing, but brady still might sit out new england's game tonight against tampa bay. >>> meanwhile super bowl ravens playing their second preseason game. in the first quarter, joe flacco hits wide receiver torey smith who goes 77 yards through atlanta's defense for the touchdown. baltimore
alleged doping case to be publicized. but a lawyer for the yankees slugger said no. the mlb wrote a letter urging arecord to waive his confidentiality in the case so all of the documents could be released. the league wants a-rod to disclose every time he was tested for drugs, whether he ever violated the drug policy and documents that might show a-rod obstructed the leak's drug investigation. r rodriguez z's lawyer called it a publicity stunt. >>> another one of baseball's highest paid players will miss the rest of the season. the los angeles angels shut down albert pujols on monday. pujols injured his foot. about three weeks ago, he had posted career lows in batting average, home runs and games played. angels still owe the 33-year-old first baseman $212 million over the next three years. >>> l.a. not getting it done on the field, the indians jumped over angels ace derrick weaver for eight hits and four runs. cleveland wins 5-2. >>> and the pittsburgh pirates stay ahead of the second-place cardinals thanks to two of their best players. third baseman pedro alvarez hits a single to right. an
and a circle at the press conferences was a woman named mlb who was the main woman writer for the new york "herald" tribune which is a leading republican newspaper. this newspaper pose to franklin. here she is writing all of these nice features about the roosevelt family in the white house, going through the red hot -- white house living quarters. she furnished things with their pieces. that sort of thing. i think franklin definitely realized that these press conferences help him reach women who were voters. he also had absolutely no objection to eleanor writing her my a column, the ones offered to write it for her. she refused. it was her thing. he talked of the column by telling the man. there were few women. sieges rates a diary. and it was what we today would consider a blog. but think how it humanize the presidency. franklin, as hard as he was, realize that. let me read you this quote from the first column, dec. 301st 1935. right about yourself and the white house. the house was full of young people. my husband had a cd andas bed having to post for his supper. i said a politeig to eve
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rodriguez yet. we are awaiting a release from major league baseball. mlb source tells him there will be a release and no presser. it looks like they are leaning to a couple of releases and a lot of speculation that a rod will be suspended from this year and the entirity of 2014. and the commissioner could ban him for life under the collective bargaining agreement. it could be a major stand off here and we await the major developments. >> this is a shocking scene in california. a power plant implosion goes terribly wrong. and hundreds of people had gathered in bakersville to watch the demolition and flying snap nel injured some. >> they would implode this thing and a huge crowd gathered to see it and people were camping out overnight to make sure they had front row seats and they set up a security perimeter around the plant and the fire department pushed it back further to be safe. it was not far enough. and remember, in an implosion, things are supposed to fall in and listen to the implosion and watch the shrapnel fly. looking at the shrapnel. it is difficult to see. the p
m-l-b stars. >> reporter: 14 time all- star has been suspended without pay for the remainder of the 13 season and all of 2014 the effective thursday august 28th. the suspensions are results of the mlb investigation that has cinches doors. receiving and expecting less the game suspensions. john mcgraw to of the detroit tigers and air cover of the padres. >> we want this all of our sport if you want to ban these guys for life we are with you. >> reporter: monday he was he has yet to play and a major league game in 2013 we having for in it from injuries. some yankees fans say rodriguez because he's a riot they felt he was targeted because he was a rock. because he's the highest paid player. making him to be the goat of every day. >> reporter: kron 4 news. >> reporter:a-rod is coming out slugging. here you see the 38-year- old slugger being driven to his team as they prepare for tonight's game against the chicago white sox. rodriguez.who has denied the claims.says he intends to appeal the decision. here's what he had to say today. >> obviously disappointed with the news today no
that mlb killed steroid use. >> that's the hope. there's always players that try to gain the system. i think that's human nature. i think mlb did a terrific job with a four-month investigation. they got 13 guys to agree to these suspensions without one failed test, so that's pretty remarkable. >> all right, john. thank you. charlie, i don't think we've seen the end of the case again, a-rod. we'll see more on this. >>> and a deadly shooting rampage at a town meeting in northeast pennsylvania. a gunman barged in and began firing at random. jenn bernstein of our philadelphia station is at the scene in ross township in the poconos. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. there were 18 people inside at least of the municipal building where it happened. we're told they were just wrapping up their monthly meeting when suddenly they found themselves under attack. the shots rang out shortly before 7:30 monday evening in ross township two hours north of philadelphia. >> at this time if you could just stand by with radio transmission we have active shooter in ross township. >>
the mlb and would be out of a career now. >> kristin, are you a baseball fan. >> more of a football fan. but it is not as much as a stats kind of game as baseball is which is why this is a big issue and why it's important for people violating the rules to be out of the sport. >> i think everything changes when the punishment is so extreme that it deeters people from thinking of it. >> it is cheating. >> who are they cheating, 99% of the league is taking them. >> so what. >> who are you cheating. >> 99% of the people in central park are mugging. >> cheating means a competitive advantage. if everybody is doing it is not a competitive advantage. >> that's ridiculous. because they are all pumping steroids it is a level playing field. >> nonsense. so you would defend lance armstrong. >> he is hung out to dry as the exception when most cyclists. >> so he is a disgusting little cheat, because everybody else in the race, that's fine. what about the guy that was 17 which was the only one clean. >> he will sleep well at night. >> he stunned me. the fact that everybody else is cheating makes it no
, he's a two-time offender. mlb supposedly has sefd that he tried to hamper the investigation. that's raising the possibility of a lifetime ban. rodriguez would certainly fight it in arbitration. there's so much money on the table for him. the star coming back from hip surgery. it's unclear if he'll ever be allowed to return. 78, that was the combined age of the starting pitchers in today's a's blue jays game at the coliseum. r.a. dickey, the younger of the two. 38 years old. he struggled scoreless in the third. lowrey with a base hit to right. a throw to third. sogard comes home 1-0 oakland. the elder statesmen at 40. try to get it back to cologne. 2-1 toronto. in the fifth, brandon moss pops it up. i got it, i got it. i got it. >> sogard was running with two outs. heads up. he scores on the play. 2-2 extra innings now. bautista brings home jose reyes with a double to right. jesse chavez surrendered three runs in the tenth. a's couldn't do anything. the jays take a 5-2 win. detroit deadline came and went today. no moves by the giants or the a's. the move that prompted so much react
the associated press, mlb officials are threatening to boot a rod for life. that is unless he agrees to accept a long suspension. fox news can not independently confirm that that -- can county no confirm 10 years, 257-million-dollar contract. all of this has to do with a florida clinic which allegedly banned enforcement drugs. trace gallagher has the story. what happens if they can't strike a deal with a rod? >> will, harris if the commissioner bud selig signs on it's likely major league baseball moves forward and try to ban a rod for life. a rod in return would likely appeal that decision, while he is appealing he has the right to rodriguez may have to come clean to that arbitrator. now the experts say arbitrator would probably suspend him for about both sides' best interest to not drag this thing out. fox sports ken rosenthal says it's clear baseball is trying to clean up its image. listen. >> baseball definitely has been aggressive on this. in the minds of some, even too aggressive going after some of these players. that is to light. whether he is suspended for 2014. either way, baseball is
games. speaking of another possible suspension a rod sources say mlb want to ban the yankee through next season. he is trying to reach a deal to avoid a lifetime ban. the talks stalled because he wants to cash in on some of the $100 million that he is still owed from his contract. >> an emotion dmal after the trial of ariel castro. >> he was sentenced to life in prison without parole as you were saying, but before being sent away one of his victims faced her abductor one last time. marianne rafferty has the emotional story. >> standing in front of a packed courtroom and her captor michelle knight one of the three victimized for more than 10 years had her moment of revenge. >> i spent 11 years in hell now your hell is just beginning. i will not let you define me or who i am. i will live on, you will die a little every day. >> castro agreed to a plea deal that will keep him behind bars for the rest of his life but spare him the death penalty. despite admitting guilt he is still saying he's a victim. >> i am not a monster, i am sick. >> he was painted as a monster by psychiatrist. the first
and a dozen others have been fingered by the mlb for using performance-enhancing drugs, particularly this clinic in florida, or frequenting it, where all of this went down. rodriguez, the only one of those players fingered who is appealings. we'll keep you posted. >> new signs the healthcare law rollout may be down and out because of growing union opposition. i want you a take a look at this picture of politico. this is not a typical viewer of cnbc. shows a lone volunteer working the phones at a proobamacare event in virginia just yesterday. a lot of empty seats around hear. while it is not indicative of all of these types of events, at politico reports this is not a good start, and dr. ben carson says it's not reason to stop the whole healthcare law right now. i was just kidding about the cnbc. i used to work there love the people there but having said that, doctor, when you lose, for example, unions that were instrumental in getting this over the finish line, and now they're worried about their plans being taxed because they're especially generous, you lost the final wall of port,
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